ATWT Transcript Monday 12/24/01


As The World Turns Transcript Monday 12/24/01

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Holden: That's right, Mitchell, I'll be making the trip with her. We leave tomorrow, and we should arrive sometime the next afternoon. I'll tell her you said that. Thanks again. Bye-bye. It's all set. Diana and Mitchell will be very happy to have Abigail live with them again for awhile.

Molly: Great. Then I guess I'm the only one who's against it.

Holden: I thought this was your idea.

Molly: It was, Holden, but now -- I just wish we had some other way to get through to her.

Holden: Molly, she told us everything that we wanted to hear, but you're right. If she wants to be with Nick, she will find a way eventually. And there's nothing that we can do about it. So we're making the right choice here.

Molly: I know. I know. And I know in time, she would see that this is a huge mistake. Now, Holden, I'm gonna be lost without her. She's run away before. What happens if she goes to Europe and --

Holden: We never see her again?

Molly: Yeah.

Holden: That's not gonna happen, Molly. In spite of what's happening right now, Abigail, she's a smart and responsible girl. She's not going to abandon her family to some loser like Nick.

Molly: We can only hope, right?

Holden: No one wants to send her off like this. It has to be done.

Molly: Will you please keep reminding me of that?

[Holden sighs]

Holden: I will.

Nick: Leaving Oakdale with me is a big commitment. And to be honest, I -- I don't think that you're ready.

Abigail: Why not?

Nick: Well, because the first time that I asked you, the idea of us being together was too much for you to handle. That was your instinct, Abigail. And maybe -- maybe that's what you should go with.

Abigail: All I needed was some time to search my heart, like you told me to do.

Nick: Is that what you've been doing?

Abigail: Yes. And I realized that I could never leave you, Nick. You mean too much.

Nick: I was so worried. I thought I had lost you forever.

Abigail: No, that's not going to happen.

Nick: Are you sure you can do this? I mean, leaving your friends and family, everything that you know, just to be with me?

Abigail: Nothing matters except us. You mean everything to me. My happiness. My life.

Tom: I am being objective, Jess. All I'm asking you to do is look at the facts.

Jessica: I am looking at the facts. And one of the facts is that Daniel is your son, and you're extremely emotional about this.

[Tom sighs]

Margo: Tom is not asking any favors here. We have more than sufficient evidence to bring charges against Emily.

Jessica: And are you speaking as a police officer, or as the stepmother of the child you think was nearly kidnapped?

Tom: Margo and I are not the guilty parties here. Now, Emily violated an existing agreement by coming to our house without prior notice. She entered the house, knowing Margo and I were not there, with the clear intention of seizing Daniel and running off with him.

Jessica: And what proof do you have for these allegations, except a glove that was near a ladder perched by Daniel's window? And a couple of tickets to Mexico?

Tom: One of which had Daniel's name on it.

Jessica: Okay, Tom. I'm not saying never press charges. I'm just saying you've got to slow down here.

Tom: What does that mean?

Jessica: That means that if you make this a crusade against the child's mother, your case has a good chance of falling apart. So you both have to keep cool heads, both of you --

Hal: Where's Emily? You told her you wouldn't question her tonight.

Margo: Well, I know that, Hal, and --

Hal: You should have informed me about this, Margo. You owe me that courtesy, at least.

Margo: Inform you about what?

Hal: Hauling Emily down here for questioning.

Margo: Well, we didn't.

Hal: Is she in another interrogation room or something?

Margo: No!

Hal: Then where is she?

Emily: Excuse me. Can you tell me the name of the man who called me tonight? The person who hired you? He claims to have information on who's framing me. Can you at least tell me where we're going? Hey! I'm talking to you. I asked you a question.

Chauffeur: Just relax, lady. You'll get all your answers soon enough.

Emily: Relax? Relax? You're telling me to relax? Someone went to a lot of trouble trying to make it look like I kidnapped my own son. I don't plan on relaxing until I find out who it was.

James: A lady wouldn't leave town without her watch. And saying good-bye in person just would be too painful, wouldn't it, dear?

Bonnie: These are the latest expenditures. We wanted to be sure to keep you up to date.

Lisa: Why, thank you, my darling. You're just doing a fabulous job.

Bonnie: Well, thank you. We're enjoying it. It's fun.

Isaac: And we hope the hospital has their holiday benefit here every year.

Lisa: Oh, now, hold on -- let's just do one year at a time. Let's get this one out of the way first, and then we'll think about -- John, how about you? Don't you have some kind of talent that we don't know about? Because I see we have a little spot right here. Can I put you right in there?

John: Yes, you could put me right in there to do the triple bypass. A lot of people find it very entertaining.

Lisa: No, thank you. Let's just forget that. Just -- just buy a ticket.

John: Oh, I'll do more than that. I'll buy a table. However, I may not be able to attend.

Bonnie: Oh, well, why not?

Lisa: Oh, because he's afraid somebody might see him having a good time. C'mon, Johnny boy, lighten up, sweetheart.

John: Well, you lighten up enough for both of us. Besides, I'm sure you're gonna do a couple numbers right. Did you know that she had her own act over at the Mona Lisa? She would sing every night.

Lisa: No, no, no. They are not interested in my ancient history.

Bonnie: Of course we are. And we very much wanted Lisa to be a part of the talent show.

John: You mean she turned you down?

Isaac: Flat.

John: Why?

Isaac: Some nonsense about not having enough time to rehearse.

Lisa: Well, that happens to be true. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get ready to close down the establishment for the evening.

John: So early?

Lisa: Well, yes, Johnny, I want a little time to myself for the holidays. I want to close --

Isaac: I can see we have 23 minutes left. So I've got a bar to run until --

Lisa: No, no, no, I'm closing down the register now.

John: Do you really want her to sing in your talent show?

Bonnie: Of course. She has a great voice.

John: All right, all you have to do is go and ask her again. And when she turns you down again, you ask her again.

Isaac: Isn't that a little bit pushy?

John: Very pushy, but that's the point. She doesn't want to be asked. She wants to be begged.

Isaac: Worth a shot.

Bonnie: Oh, I can beg.

Isaac: Oh, yeah?

Bonnie: Yeah, when I really, really want something.

Molly: Mitchell and Diana had serious doubts that I'd be able to raise Abigail. And so I spent the last couple years trying really hard to prove them wrong. But in the end, they were right, Holden. I couldn't go the distance. I have to give Abigail back to them because I failed at being her mom.

Holden: Molly, I'm not gonna let you take all the blame. I'm Abigail's father. I should've been more involved in her life.

Molly: Holden, weren't you held hostage in Malta?

Holden: Yes, but I'm not gonna use that as an excuse.

Molly: She was living with me. It was my responsibility to keep her safe from creeps like Nick. I remember exactly when it happened, too. I remember that moment. Nick, he came over to the house, and he offered to help Abigail and Adam with their school project. And even though I knew it was wrong, I said okay.

Holden: She's a teenager, Molly. Parents go through tough times during these years.

Molly: Yeah, but they manage to get through them without having to ship their kid off to another country, Holden.

Holden: All right. Wallowing in all this doesn't help.

Molly: I'm sorry. I'm just really, really scared.

Holden: That Nick's gonna follow her?

Molly: That she'll never forgive us for taking her away from him.

Abigail: Molly threatened to send me back to Europe, to live with my adoptive parents. I mean, if she can even think of doing something like that, there's no way I can ever trust her again.

Nick: Is she serious? You're an adult. She can't just send you someplace that you don't want to go.

Abigail: But, see, that's just the problem. They all see me as this piece of property they can move around from square to square like a big monopoly game.

Nick: Well, the last thing that I want to do is turn you against the people that you love. But I know what you mean. They talk to you like you can't make a decision on your own.

Abigail: You've noticed that, too?

Nick: Yeah, I have, and I'm sorry about that.

Abigail: No. No, I'm glad to see that I'm not imagining it. Nick, I want to ask you a question. And I need you to be honest with me.

Nick: Well, I always am.

Abigail: These feelings that you're feeling for me -- are you sure that they're real?

Nick: What? How could you even ask me that?

Abigail: Molly said that she gave you this ring, years ago, before you went to prison. And that the only reason you gave it to me was to send her some type of signal.

Nick: About what?

Abigail: That you were -- I don't know -- winning the battle over me.

Nick: Well, that's quite a story.

Abigail: I told her that I didn't believe her, but I just -- I need to hear it from you, Nick. This ring didn't come from Molly, did it?

Margo: None of us here has any idea where Emily is. But if she's left town because of --

Hal: She's done nothing of the kind. She doesn't even have her car.

Tom: Then where did she go?

Hal: The last time I saw her she was having trouble keeping it together. She probably took a walk to get her head straight. Does this mean you're pressing charges?

Jessica: We were just discussing that possibility. If you'd like to be a part of it, now would be the time.

Hal: Fine. She's innocent. That's all I have to say on the matter.

Jessica: I'm gonna need more than that, Hal.

Hal: Jessica, I know Emily's reputation. But she's not the same person she was. She is caring, responsible and 100% devoted to her child's well being.

Jessica: There's evidence indicating she tried to steal her son from Tom's house.

Hal: That so-called "evidence" was planted. This whole thing is an obvious set-up.

Tom: Hold on, hold on. Are you suggesting that I planted this evidence?

Hal: I didn't say that.

Tom: Answer the question. Do you think I'm framing Emily?

[Carolers singing]

Hark the herald angels sing

Barbara: Go away, and don't come back!

James: Running away from the carolers? Where's your Christmas spirit?

Barbara: If you've come for eggnog and Figgie pudding, you've come to the wrong house.

James: Barbara, Barbara, what is this? I mean, no tree, no wreaths, no "Nat King Cole sings the holiday hits"? I remember when this was your favorite time of year.

Barbara: That was a lifetime ago. I have no favorite time of year now.

James: Well, we'll just have to find a remedy for that, won't we? Would you like to see what I brought you for Christmas?

Barbara: A present? For me? Why?

James: Well, I was overwhelmed with Christmas cheer. Like 'em?

Barbara: Very handsome. But I have no immediate travel plans.

James: Perhaps you should look at them a bit closer.

Barbara: Oh, E.S. I assume it doesn't stand for Ebenezer Scrooge.

James: Very astute.

Barbara: Where did you get these, James?

James: All you need to know is that Emily Stewart has been dispatched. Hal will find her suitcases missing and will conclude that she's left all on her own.

Barbara: Or so you think.

James: It will go as I've prescribed, Barbara. It always does. Now, I realize that your holiday spirits are a bit dimmed. But if you could just imagine a little mistletoe -- right up here.

Tom: Emily has already accused me of planting these plane tickets in her purse. But I didn't think you'd believe her.

Hal: I didn't say it was you.

Tom: The implication was crystal clear.

Hal: I've got nothing to prove here, Tom. You're the one that thinks Emily tried to kidnap Daniel.

Margo: Well, it's hard not to. It all adds up.

Hal: Not in my math book. Do you ever stop and ask yourself what motive Emily would have for stealing Daniel, especially at this point in time?

Margo: It's so obvious! After what happened at Al's, she's afraid that her child is gonna be taken away.

Hal: All Tom asked for was a temporary change in their custody agreement. That's hardly enough to turn Emily into a kidnapper.

Tom: Why are you listening to him? He is so totally biased!

Jessica: Keep going, Hal.

Hal: People who snatch their kids don't usually visit them before they do it. Yet that's just what Emily did. She showed up at your door, and she asked to see Daniel.

Tom: Knowing that Margo and I were not there, and probably looking for the best place to put the ladder.

Hal: Oh, Tom, please.

Tom: Everything she did was calculated. And not only that, she knew you'd defend her, no matter what.

Hal: What's that supposed to mean?

Tom: It means, if you're thinking about committing a crime, sleeping with the chief of detectives is not such a bad idea!

Hal: Are you accusing me of a cover-up?

Tom: Consider it a reality check! Because you don't know what kind of woman you're dealing with!

Jessica: Okay! Okay, okay, okay! That's enough! Now either we're gonna do this in a civilized manner, or we're not gonna do this at all.

Holden: I really wish that I could tell you that Abigail's gonna understand why we need to send her away. But it's most likely that she won't. She's gonna be angry, and she'll resent us. But you know what? It's not gonna last forever. One day, she's gonna come back to Oakdale. And hopefully, she'll be the same happy, loving girl that we both adore so much.

Molly: That's the plan, right?

Holden: Yeah. You know, there's a chance that it might not work. But you know what? I'm confident in her. Because I really believe that she will not abandon her family for a guy like Nick.

Luke: Dad, now can we read the story? Maybe Molly can stay, too.

Molly: Oh, I'd love to Lukey-Luke. But actually I can't. I have to go home. I want to talk to Abigail. I don't want to spring this on her last minute.

Holden: Um -- buddy, I can't read the story right now.

Luke: But it's almost my bedtime!

Molly: Oh, Holden, you don't have to come with me.

Holden: No, I really need to do this with you. Listen, buddy, I got to go with Molly somewhere, but I'll be back in a little while. Just try to be patient, okay?

Luke: Okay, I'll try.

Holden: I'm sorry. This can't be helped.

Lily: I know. I understand. It's okay.

Emma: Who wants to hang stockings?

Luke: I do.

Emma: You do? Let's go, let's go, let's go!

Lily: Go ahead.

Emma: Let's take those stockings off that you have on.

Nick: I bought the ring in Chicago, long after I knew Molly. And I gave it to you for the reasons I said. I wanted you to have a memory of what we'd been to each other. Now if you don't want it, if you want me to take it back --

Abigail: No, of course I -- no, of course I want it. You know, you got to understand, Molly was just so positive that she gave you this ring.

Nick: Okay, look, if it'll make it easier I'll show you the receipt. It might take a while to find it, but I'll --

Abigail: No! No, forget it. I'm sorry. I'm sorry I doubted you. It's just I -- I still --

Nick: What? What is it?

Abigail: You could have any woman you want, Nick. Why me?

Nick: You really want me to tell you?

Abigail: Yeah.

Nick: Well, I'm -- I don't know if I can put it into words.

Abigail: Can you try?

Nick: Oh, Abigail, can you really not know how beautiful and talented you are? You know, you stand up -- you stand up for what you believe in. And you live your life by your own rules. And when I look in your face, I see honesty and intelligence and someone who's so passion -- passionate about everything that life has to offer. Is that enough?

Abigail: Are you kidding? I'm speechless.

Nick: You've brought so much to me. I mean, you've allowed me to dream about the future again and have confidence in myself and feel like I deserve what everybody else seems to take for granted.

Abigail: Hmm-mm, you did that.

Nick: Well, that would be nice, but that's not the way it is. Everything I am at this moment, everything that I am going to be, is because of you. I love you, Abigail, and I always will.

Abigail: I love you, too. Every minute of every day.

[Carolers singing]

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

Abigail: You know, for a minute there, I almost forgot what time of year it was. Like there was no one else in the world except us.

Nick: Yeah, I know. Oh, it's Christmas, and I didn't get you anything. I don't have a tree. I just -- oh, I don't know.

Abigail: Wait. You've given me everything I could ever want. And there's actually something I want to give you, and I can't think of a better time than right now.

Nick: What is it?

Abigail: Me.

Jessica: This is not going to disintegrate into a fistfight. Especially when it has nothing to do with the law.

Tom: Attempted kidnapping has nothing to do with the law?

Jessica: Tom, your accusation is based on your animosity toward Emily. Hal's defending her because he cares about her. Both of you gentlemen are speaking from your hearts, and that's not gonna help us solve the problem.

Margo: So do you have a suggestion?

Jessica: Yes. I suggest we bring Emily in for questioning first thing in the morning. If she doesn't have an alibi, we book her for breaking and entering.

Tom: Well, fine. That works for me.

Margo: And I'm okay with that, too.

Hal: Well, it'll be a waste of the taxpayers' money, but it wouldn't be the first time. So --

[Margo sighs]

Jessica: Hal, we have to play this out. I hope you understand.

Hal: And I hope you'll be prepared to be embarrassed.

Margo: So do you want to bring Emily down, or should I send a uniform?

Hal: Emily will come on her own, just like she said she would.

Margo: Well, I find that hard to believe, Hal. The Emily I saw tonight was hanging by a thread. It wouldn't surprise me if she skipped town.

Hal: No, because Emily has a life now, a life that's here in Oakdale. She has a son that she loves, a job she enjoys, and yes, a man that makes her happy. She's not about to give all that up because of some bogus kidnapping charge!

Tom: Well, at this point, I wouldn't put anything past her.

Hal: She knows that, Tom. She also knows you have zero faith in her ability to be a parent, and that hurts, Tom. It hurts like hell. So if she's gone someplace to grapple with that, I'm not surprised, Tom. Because you pushed her to the wall. And if she's not showing up here tonight for another round of abuse, you have only yourself to blame.

Barbara: This suitcase proves nothing.

James: Look, Hal will see them missing. And he'll conclude that Emily's left him.

Barbara: Hal is a clever man. He would know that Emily would never leave him without an explanation.

James: She left a note.

Barbara: A note?

James: A note.

Barbara: But it couldn't have been in her hand. He'll see through that.

James: It was typed, Barbara. You give Hal too much credit.

Barbara: For all I know, Carly and Emily have not disappeared at all. They're out at some dreadful yuletide party, celebrating and discussing what a witch I've become.

James: Barbara, tell me what you need. What can I do to make all this easier for you?

Barbara: I need nothing from you. I need proof that this plan of yours is happening, and I'm going to get it myself.

John: Here's your chance.

Bonnie: You know, I'm just not happy with the balance of the performers, you know? Of course we have a lot of novelty acts, but there are just not enough singers.

Isaac: So what do you want me to do? I guess I could -- do, maybe I should -- maybe I should take some lessons?

Bonnie: Come on. There has to be somebody you can ask, someone that could give that soulful number that demands a standing ovation.

Isaac: You know, I do know someone, a singer. But I already asked her, and she turned me down flat.

Lisa: And she's turning you down again.

Bonnie: Come on, Lisa. It's for a really, really good cause.

Lisa: I know that it's a good cause, darling. I'm aware of that.

Bonnie: She's not leaving us much of a choice, is she?

Isaac: No, not that I can see.

[Bonnie and Isaac beg]

Lisa: Stop it! Get yourselves together, please. You're embarrassing me.

Isaac: Not until you say yes. We're not gonna stop.

Lisa: All right. Okay. Yes, yes. Now pick that up for me, please. Yes, I will. And you're just embarrassing the daylights out of me.

Bonnie: Good. Great, Lisa. We just love your voice. I can't wait to hear it.

Lisa: Well, you better not say that. I have to go home and practice a little bit and vocalize. Well, thanks a lot for giving me a push. I'll just give it the best shot I've got.

John: What'd I tell you?

Isaac: Good call.

John: I'm gonna go home. Merry Christmas. I'll see you at the show.

Bonnie: Merry Christmas.

Isaac: Oh, I thought you weren't coming to the show.

John: Oh, oh, well, that was before she decided to sing.

Isaac: Nice work.

Bonnie: Yeah, likewise.

Isaac: You know what? I think we should close up early.

Bonnie: Oh, but there's still five minutes to closing.

Isaac: I'm the owner. I can push the clock.

Bonnie: Okay, I'm with you.

Messenger: Excuse me? Are you Bonnie McKechnie?

Bonnie: Yeah, that's me.

Messenger: There.

Bonnie: Okay.

Messenger: Merry Christmas.

Bonnie: You, too.

Messenger: Ho, ho, ho.

Isaac: Thanks a lot.

Messenger: On donner, on blitzen.

Isaac: So what'd you get?

Bonnie: A gift, I suppose. But there's no card. A leather notebook? Who would -- never mind. I know exactly who sent this to me.

Nick: No, Abigail, Abi -- wait, wait.

Abigail: No, no. Don't protect me. I want to be with you tonight. I want to show you how much you mean to me.

Nick: I want the same thing. But I just -- not like this.

Abigail: Like what?

Nick: Hiding from your parents in this crummy boarding house. You deserve better than that. A beautiful place for a beautiful moment.

Abigail: Where's that going to be?

Nick: Well, I've been thinking a lot about that. And where we're gonna go and start our new lives. And I remember this island off the west coast of Florida. It is so beautiful. We would be so happy. We could work on the mainland, and then we could work on our movie on our free time.

Abigail: That sounds wonderful.

Nick: It will be. And the first night that we are there, I am gonna take you to the beach and make love to you under the moonlight.

Abigail: Whatever you say.

Nick: But first, we have to get there. Which means leaving here without getting everybody in the town up in arms.

Abigail: Are you afraid that Molly's gonna try something?

Nick: Well, after what you told me tonight, I'm sure of it. So the best thing for you to do is to go home, okay? And act like everything is fine. Then meet me here tomorrow night, with whatever you want to bring. I'll already have the car packed, and then all we can do -- what we'll do is we'll just drive straight through to Florida.

Abigail: Tomorrow night?

Nick: Hey, look, don't worry. I'm gonna take care of you, Abigail, from now on.

Molly: Let go of her, Nick. You let go of her before somebody gets hurt.

Abigail: Get out! You have no right to be here.

Molly: Abigail, you're making a mistake, and we're not gonna let you do that.

Nick: Look, I'm asking the two of you to leave. Otherwise, I'm gonna call the police.

Holden: Don't bother, because we're not staying. Abigail, let's go.

Abigail: No.

Molly: Abigail, we can do this nicely, or we can make a scene. But either way, you're leaving.

Abigail: Look, I'll call you later, okay?

Molly: No, you won't. Holden, take her with you. There's something I need to say to Nick.

Abigail: What, more threats? More hassles from the police when he hasn't done anything?

Nick: Abigail. Abigail, I can handle this. Everything's gonna be all right.

Abigail: Don't listen to a word she says.

Holden: You sure about this?

Molly: Positive.

[Door slams]

Molly: I don't know why you're doing this. I don't know what perverted thing is driving you. But this is the end of it, Nick. You have kissed my daughter for the last time.

Nick: Well, that's where you're wrong, Molly. The good times have just begun.

Bonnie: My mother sent this notebook to me. You know, I have just the right mind to send it back to her.

Isaac: Why? What's wrong with it?

Bonnie: Look at it, Isaac. Have you ever seen anything more conservative?

Isaac: Well, I admit it's not a seat on the space shuttle, but a lot of people like leather notebooks.

Bonnie: Sure. Accountants, attorneys, assistant secretaries to public utilities.

Isaac: Well, this is really nice, too. I mean, it appears as if the stitching is hand-done.

Bonnie: Well, I'm sure it is. But my mother sent me this notebook to make a point.

Isaac: What point?

Bonnie: Well, she sees what a good job I've been doing on the benefit, and this is her way of saying, "isn't life more rewarding when you're doing something respectable?"

Isaac: That's quite a leap. I mean, you don't even know that that was sent by her.

Bonnie: I don't know who else would send me a gift like this.

Isaac: Someone who thought maybe you could use a leather notebook?

Bonnie: Trust me, Isaac. It's a message. But you know what? I'm not gonna send it back to her. No, that would be rude. But I am going to return it for something that I like.

Isaac: Fine. You do whatever you want. Frankly, I could care less.

Bonnie: Isaac!

Isaac: Merry Christmas, Bonnie. Lisa, I thought you were gonna go home.

Lisa: What's with him?

Bonnie: I don't know. Maybe he doesn't like Christmas.

[Phone ringing] Java underground.

Jessica: Bonnie?

Bonnie: Mom! You're calling me at work? You never do that.

Jessica: Well, shoot me for wanting to share a little holiday cheer with my daughter.

Bonnie: That's not why you're calling.

Jessica: Okay, then why am I calling?

Bonnie: Come on, Mom. Don't play games with me.

Jessica: Exactly what game am I playing, Bonnie?

Bonnie: You sent me this notebook at work to make your point.

Jessica: Notebook? What notebook?

Bonnie: Don't get me wrong, Mom. It's a beautiful gift. It really is. But you don't have to keep sending me all these symbolic messages. I know how you feel about what you think I'm doing with my life.

Jessica: I did not send you a gift!

Bonnie: What?

Jessica: I don't know who sent you this notebook. All I do know is that it wasn't me.

Bonnie: Well, come on, Mom. It had to be you. If it wasn't you, then who in the world -- I'm in trouble. Big trouble. Oh!

Hal: Emily? Em? Hey, Emily, Tom's on the warpath, and we really need to talk. Emily!

Lily: "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night. The end." I know I'm not dad, but how did I do?

Luke: Good.

Lily: I did good. Did I do good? I did? Oh, thank you. You know what time it is now? We have to wish upon the Christmas star.

Luke: Mom, we already did. With Grandma Emma.

Lily: Oh. So what did you wish for?

Luke: That everyone in the world stops fighting. That, from now on, everyone lives in peace.

Lily: That's a great wish.

Holden: Hey, guys!

Lily: I hope it comes true.

Holden: Look who I brought home.

Luke: Hi, Abigail. Are you gonna spend Christmas with us?

Abigail: It looks that way, yeah.

Lily: I'm glad you're here with us, Abigail.

Abigail: Me, too.

Lily: Okay, it's time for bed.

Luke: Already?

Holden: Hey, come on, buddy.

Luke: But Abigail just got here.

Holden: Hey, hey, hey. You know the rules.

Lily: Say good night.

Luke: Okay.

Holden: Give me a hug.

Luke: Good night, dad. Good night, Abigail.

Lily: Let's go see Emma, okay?

Holden: You hungry?

Abigail: No.

Holden: There's something that I have to tell you. Molly and I wanted to tell you together. We're sending you to Rotterdam to live with Diana and Mitchell.

Abigail: What?! Holden, you said you wouldn't call. You promised!

Holden: We said we'd think about it. And we did. Molly and I decided that this is what you need right now.

Abigail: I need it? Or you need me gone?

Holden: Abigail, it's just gonna be for a little while. And then you can come back to Oakdale.

Abigail: Oh, this is unbelievable! I already told you I don't want to go!

Holden: It's not up for discussion. I'll be leaving with you tomorrow.

Abigail: You're going with me?

Holden: I want to make sure you get there safely.

Abigail: Forget it, Holden. I am not going on that plane.

Holden: Abigail, this is not a punishment, okay? You're going to see the Williams's. They're like -- they're like -- they're like family to you. It's like home.

Abigail: My home is not with them anymore. And my home is not here. And my home is not Molly and Jake's. The only home that I have now is with Nick. And that's where I'm going to be.

Molly: It's over, Nick. By this time tomorrow, Abigail will be someplace you won't be able to get your hands on her.

Nick: You're kidding yourself. Abigail loves me, and there is nothing that you can do to keep us apart.

Molly: Loves you? Maybe because you brainwashed her into thinking so, but trust me, Nick, that wouldn't last.

Nick: Oh, yeah? You should hear her talk about us. Talk about our future together. You know, she offered herself to me tonight. She practically begged me to be her first.

Molly: You disgusting, pathetic --

Nick: All right, take it easy, okay? I turned her down. I told her it would be better, more romantic, if we waited.

[Nick laughs] wasn't that just the most noble thing for me to do?

Molly: You will not take advantage of my daughter. If you don't leave her alone, Nick, I swear I'll --

Nick: You'll what? The girl adores me. And I wouldn't be surprised if we wound up getting married.

Molly: You wouldn't.

Nick: I wouldn't? How do you know?

Molly: Why would you do that? Why would you ruin a little girl's life like that?

Nick: It's simple. Because you haven't offered me something not to.

Molly: Offer you something? Like what, Nick? What? What? What could I possibly do to get rid of you? Tell me!

Nick: Thank you, Molly. Finally. Now we're getting somewhere. You see, there is something. Only it's not gonna be cheap.

Emily: Excuse me? Where are we going? We've been driving for over an hour and -- what, are you lost? Maybe you should call ahead and get directions or something. You know, you could at least give me the courtesy of an answer here!

[Music starts]

Christmas tree at the Christmas party --

Emily: All right. All right, stop the car. Do you hear me? Stop the car! I want to get out! Who are you? Who are you?! Where are you taking me?

Later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling

[knock at door]

Hal: Emily?

Barbara: Hal. I hope I'm not intruding.

Hal: No. Not at all. Please, come in.

Barbara: I have a present for Will. I was hoping to put it under the tree.

Hal: That's very thoughtful, Barbara. It's in the living room.

Barbara: Are you all right?

Hal: I'm fine. Go leave your present.

Barbara: Hal, I know you. Tell me what's wrong. Maybe I can help.

Hal: Emily's gone.

Barbara: Oh, she went somewhere for the holidays?

Barbara: I'm sorry, Hal.

[Carolers singing]

Joy to the world the Lord is come let earth receive her king

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